Fulton, IL — Drives LLC has named John Almarez as managing director, sales and operations, for Latin America and Mexico. He will be focused on continued sales and operation development of USA engineered-class chains, power transmission roller chains, and specialty attachment conveyor chains in Latin America and Mexico.
Almarez previously held the position at Drives as director, industrial distribution sales and marketing. He has been involved in the power transmission industry for over 30 years, previously serving as vice-president of conveyor sales at a major sprocket and gear manufacturer.
Also, Almarez is involved in the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), previously serving as chair of the Manufacturing Council, PTDA Convention Committee, and Industry Relations committee. He currently serves on the Membership Committee.
The company recently named Barb Ross as director, sales and marketing, for the United States and Canada. Ross previously held the position of national accounts manager for industrial distribution in North America with the company.